Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III


Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon TC-14E III

Lens Type: Teleconverter

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon F

Release Date: 2014-05-14

MSRP Price: $499.95

Made in: Japan

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: Increase the reach of compatible AF-S NIKKOR lenses like the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR or the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR without sacrificing image quality, autofocus accuracy, metering or even VR image stabilization. Optimized for sports, action, wildlife and press photographers, the AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III achieves superb 1.4x enlargement with only a 1-stop loss of light. Fluorine coatings protect the front and rear surfaces, and a durable lens barrel with water-drop resistance ensures the AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III can hold up to professional use. Maximize the performance and reach of your NIKKOR lens.

Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III Specifications

Lens Specifications
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Lens TypeTeleconverter
Focal Length1.4x
Mount TypeNikon F
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)FX/35mm
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)N/A
Optical Information
Lens Elements7
Lens Groups4
Nano Crystal CoatNo
Super Integrated Coat (SIC)No
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorNo
Silent Wave Motor (SWM)No
Focus Mode Switch
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarNo
Dimensions2.5 in. (64 mm) x 0.9 in. (24.5 mm)
Weight6.7 oz. (190 g)
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack
Supplied AccessoriesBF-3B Front Lens Cap, LF-4 rear Lens Cap, CL-0715 Soft Lens Case

Lens Construction

Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III Lens Construction

Reader Interactions


  1. William Jones
    November 18, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    If I might offer a suggestion, please list which lenses will work with this TC. For example, the current (Nikon, please update!) 300mm AF-S f/4 does not, while the current 70-200 f/2.8 and f/4 work fine with this TC.


  2. Burghclerebilly
    April 18, 2016 at 5:22 am

    May I ask a question about TC versus in-camera cropping please, which I was asked while out shooting last weekend: My understanding is no matter how good the TC, there is an inevitable small drop in IQ and AF/VR performance. Is the small IQ performance drop of similar order to the loss of detail caused by an equivalent (focal length / f-stop) in camera cropping, like selecting DX mode on a D810 or other full frame camera? Or can you get near to no IQ drop off, meaning the only potential issue would be the slight AF/VR performance issues? Or is the IQ impact of TCs very lens specific meaning they are optimised for one or two pro lenses and the IQ could be significantly poorer with other lenses, which would favour in-camera crop modes? Thanks for any replies.

    • Maurice Piper
      April 23, 2018 at 11:59 am

      The latest Nikkor TC14E III and TC20E III are excellent converters with minimal loss of IQ. For best performance AF fine tuning is essential for all permutations you might use, and this can chew up your available settings quite quickly. The 300 f2.8 and 400 f2.8 are very solid on either TC, the 70-200 2.8 less so, but hey, its a zoom ..
      Using DX mode buys you nothing except storage space, but shooting full frame on a D8xx with a shorter focal length than optimal will allow cropping quite severely to better effect. Having said that, using a D500 is a good option for wildlife especially birds, but images won’t crop much at all, and get noisy quite easily.

      Hope this helps, cheers, Maurice

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